The UW-Madison Vision Research Core is funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) since 2005, and provides vision researchers three distinct service areas; Ocular omics/quantitative molecular biology, Pathology & imaging, Animal models & eye organ culture.

Core staff provide the expertise and laboratory space to provide these vision research services, enabling us to improve the efficiency and productivity in vision research and ultimately speeding the pace of progress in vision research.  The Core also provides subsidies for service/equipment use for NEI R01 PIs and those who are submitting NEI R01 grants.

Services and Instruments are Divided into the Following Modules

To start using the UW Vision Research Core, please fill out the

Vision Core Request Form

Acknowledging the Vision Research Core

Published work including data obtained through Vision Core services should cite the Core Grant for Vision Research as follows:

This study was supported in part by the Core Grant for Vision Research from the NIH to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (P30 EY016665).

If you used the Core S10 instruments (Zeiss Lumera Microscope, Logos X-Clarity Tissue Processor, Celeris Diagnosys ERG, Zeiss Laser Capture Dissection Microscope), please cite the S10 grant S10OD026957 in addition to the Core Grant. If you used the MSC OCT, please cite S10OD018221 in addition to the Core Grant. Specifically, for the Zeiss Laser Capture Dissection Microscope, please include the following statement: Support for this research was provided by the UW–Madison, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education with funding from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

Example citation: This work was supported in part by an Unrestricted Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness to the UW-Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and the following NIH funding to UW-Madison: Core Grant for Vision Research (P30 EY016665), and a Shared Instrumentation Grant (S10OD026957).

In addition, the Vision Core would appreciate notification of all citations, as well as a link to the publication. Please send to